Miguel Tejada Kansas City Royals

Age: 47 (May 25, 1974) | 5' 9" | 220lbs. | Bats: Right Minors: 3b-4
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
OAK AL 1997 26 99 10 20 2 22 3 2 2 10 2 0 .202 .240 .333 2 21 .240 n/a
OAK AL 1998 105 365 53 85 28 86 20 1 11 45 5 6 .233 .298 .384 7 22 .273 n/a
OAK AL 1999 159 593 93 149 57 94 33 4 21 84 8 7 .251 .325 .427 8 14 .265 n/a
OAK AL 2000 160 607 105 167 66 102 32 1 30 115 6 0 .275 .349 .479 10 15 .287 n/a
OAK AL 2001 162 622 107 166 43 89 31 3 31 113 11 5 .267 .326 .476 6 13 .267 n/a
OAK AL 2002 162 662 108 204 38 84 30 0 34 131 7 2 .308 .354 .508 5 12 .310 n/a 37
OAK AL 2003 162 636 98 177 53 65 42 0 27 106 10 0 .278 .336 .472 8 9 .272 n/a 27
BAL AL 2004 162 653 107 203 48 73 40 2 34 150 4 1 .311 .360 .534 7 10 .302 n/a 35
BAL AL 2005 162 654 89 199 40 83 50 5 26 98 5 1 .304 .349 .515 6 12 .316 n/a 28
BAL AL 2006 162 648 99 214 46 79 37 0 24 100 6 2 .330 .379 .498 6 11 .345 n/a 31
BAL AL 2007 133 514 72 152 41 55 19 1 18 81 2 1 .296 .357 .442 7 10 .302 n/a 19 18
HOU NL 2008 158 632 92 179 24 72 38 3 13 66 7 7 .283 .314 .415 4 11 .302 n/a 18 19
HOU NL 2009 158 635 83 199 19 48 46 1 14 86 5 2 .313 .340 .455 3 7 .318 n/a 26 25
SD NL 2010 156 636 71 171 30 67 26 0 15 71 2 0 .269 .312 .381 4 10 .280 n/a 16 16
SF NL 2011 91 322 28 77 12 35 16 0 4 26 4 4 .239 .270 .326 3 10 .254 55/13/31 4 4
BAL AAA 2012 36 135 10 35 11 16 5 0 0 18 1 0 .259 .329 .296 7 11 .294 n/a
KC AL 2013 53 156 15 45 6 25 5 0 3 20 1 0 .288 .317 .378 4 16 .326 50/21/30 5 5
MIA AA 2014 4 14 2 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .357 .357 .429 0 14 .417 n/a
Career 16yrs 2171 8434 1230 2407 553 1079 468 23 307 1302 85 38 .285 .336 .456 6 12 .295 n/a
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Wagner only played 67.9% of his games at SS. He didn't play a single game at SS until his 4th season. Didn't start a majority of his games there until his 6th season.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jan 2

Historically I think longevity is tougher at 2nd than SS bc of the abuse they take on the double play...there's a lot more 5-4-3/6-4-3 than 4-6-3/3-6-3 plus the SS has a better view of the runner going to the bag than the 2nd baseman to possibly avoid contact by the runner. 

van wilhoite LVW
Jan 1

If we make it 9000 PA instead of 8000 AB the list changes by just one player.  Barry Larkin joins between Trammell and Wallace at 70.5.  FWIW, his OPS+ is 116, so he would top that list.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jan 1

This seems crazy and not right because Honus Wagner* doesn't appear, but I did the Stathead search on B-R.com for SS with 75% of their games at that position, 8000+ AB, and an OPS+ over 90. The only players who made the cut were:

Jeter 115

Appling 113

Cal Jr. 112

Trammell 110

Bill Dahlen 110

Tejada 108

Bobby Wallace 105

Pee Wee Reese 99

Rollins 95

Renteria 94

This is a really short list. There are only 10.  Expanding it to all SS with 75% of their games at the positions and 8000 AB there are only 18 total.

The others are:

Bert Campaneris 89

Dave Concepcion 88

Ozzie Smith 87

Omar Vizquel 82

Luis Aparicio 82

Rabbit Maranville 82

Tommy Corcoran 74

Larry Bowa 71

*Turns out Wagner only played ~2/3 of his games at SS.

It's apparently really hard to play SS for your entire career and last a long time, while also hitting well at the same time.

Sorting these players by bWar yields a different list because defense is so important at SS.

Cal Jr. 95.9

Appling 77.6

Ozzie 76.9

Dahlen 75.2

Jeter 71.3

Trammell 70.7

Wallace 70.2

Reese 68.5

Aparicio 55.8

Campaneris 53.1

Rollins 47.6

Tejada 47.1

Vizquel 45.6

Maranville 44

Concepcion 40.1

Renteria 32.4

Bowa 22.8

Corcoran 20.2

Seems like Maranville was a mistake for the HOF. Whereas, Dahlen has always been one of the strange exclusions.


Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jan 1

His career OPS+ is only 108. But Jimmy Rollins' is only 95.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 31 '21